So much merriment occurs during Christmas, making it one of the happiest times of the year. Having your wedding during this period helps you key into that vibe. Fortunately, that’s exactly what you need for married life. For holiday enthusiasts, this is the perfect time to throw a two-in-one party – a Christmas-themed wedding and a holiday party.
Anyways, you are in luck because we’ve got some modern, fun and festive ideas for the Christmas wedding ceremony and reception. From cakes to table decor, centerpieces, pines, and more. We’ve got you covered. Throw in some fake snow, favors, and a beautiful color palette for some holiday magic. Check out these ideas and get inspired.
Brides Often Ask
Is December a good month to marry?
Yes! December weddings are an absolute delight. From the venues to guests, the atmosphere is everything you need for a wedding.
Are Christmas weddings a thing?
Yes, they are. Couples want to take their vows before their nearest and dearest. What better time than at Christmas?
Christmas-Themed Wedding Ceremony Decor
For your Christmas-themed wedding ceremony decor, welcome the season by styling paper goods with ornaments, greenery, and other accents. Set the ceremony ambiance with your favorite holiday hues and spice them up with neutral and metallic accents. Who says it must be the classic red and white? You can opt for midcentury modern comfy furniture for the guests to sit at the ceremony. Don’t forget garlands and flocked Christmas trees along the aisle. Showcase seasonal blooms like potted amaryllis, modern wrapped orbs, some pinecone accented wreath, and hanging greenery. The string light can also feature to create a magical and romantic atmosphere perfect for the season.
Christmas Wedding Reception
The beauty of Christmas is endless. For the best Christmas wedding reception, see some impressive decoration ideas.
Christmas Table Decor
Incorporate woodsy and whimsical into your Christmas wedding theme table décor with large pine cones and fresh greenery. Add gingham runners, green-tinted glass, and hand-painted napkins for an overall cozy look. If you want to go for the classic Christmas look, keep it simple with a red and white theme. Consider grosgrain ribbons for your planters and centerpieces and cranberries for a fruity touch. Go natural and enchanting with found leathers, twig-inspired silverware, fresh greens, and natural rattan chargers.
Christmas Tree Wedding Decor
To create a festive backdrop using Christmas tree wedding decor, attach bundles of fir tree fronds to a wooden frame. Throw in some festoon lights and you got it. For amazing centerpieces using trees, tuck some trimmed foliage into terracotta pots. Give them some texture and color by adding candles, moss, and berries. Display them along with trestle tables for maximum holiday effect. If you want to herald the holidays straightaway, put miniature tresses on tables and dress pots in color-coordinated or hessian wraps. Finish this look with lights or baubles.
Christmas Wedding Decorations With Pines
Pines are the perfect additions to Christmas wedding reception decorations. However, they must be added in touches just enough to give that festive warm feeling. Tie your look together with pine detailing o your bouquets and boutonnieres. Use them as accents in your centerpieces and floral arrangements. If you want centerpieces more dramatic, combine the branches of pines with candles. For a whimsical feel, add pine boughs to your space or use tiny branches as escort cards. You can also dress your wedding favors with a pine wreath or give pine saplings as wedding favors.
Wedding Candles Decor Ideas
Candle decor is Pinterest Christmas wedding-worthy because they are the romantic additions you need for the winter. If you’re having a formal soiree, tall gold candelabras on your tables will elevate a simple look. For industrial-chic-themed winter weddings, hang votive candles in geometric orbs with complementary pillars and votives on the floor. Going colorful? Mix white candles with blue and gold with a touch of pink. However, go for red if you don’t find them overwhelming. Merging white taper candles and gold candlesticks can never go wrong. Adorn them with fruit accents, lush garlands, greenery, and small white votives.
Christmas Wedding Bouquet Ideas
Christmas wedding themes have never gotten better than seasonal blooms and foliage. Embrace Christmas by combining hypericum berries, holly, and pine cones with succulents and frosted fir branches for texture. If you are going for simple, elegant and colorful; the red roses and calla Lilies combination is both dramatic and striking. Going with a wintry color scheme? Opt for muted jewel tones which are easy to find in seasonal flowers like Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellias, and Casablanca Lilies. Others include Forget-me-nots, Carnations, Gardenias, Roses, Holly, Jasmine, Orchids, Narcissus Paperwhite, Poinsettias, and Tulips.
Christmas-Themed Wedding Desserts
While sorting your Christmas wedding decorations, don’t leave out your desserts. Set up a s’mores dessert bar complete with gourmet marshmallows as dressings on varieties of chocolates and crackers. If you want a dessert that everyone will love, serve up strawberries dipped in white or brown chocolate. Finish up this decadent treat with sprinklings of edible glitter. Want something delicious and gooey? Caramel apples are for the jaded palate, especially when sprinkled with chocolate, graham crackers, nuts, sprinkles, and candies in general. Others include snowflake cookies, snowball cake pops, donut holes and coffee, Santa hat brownies, icicle blue rock candies, etc.
Christmas Wedding Cake Ideas
Opt for cakes that tie your Christmas theme together whether you’re going rustic and country or elegant and extravagant. Choose naked cakes sprinkled with powdered sugar. Adorn the top with rosemary sprigs, herbs, chocolate curls, and cinnamon for a rustic look. Shadow the holiday with a tiered wedding cake in bright red cheery fondant with white flowers. Combine blue, white, and silver for a gorgeous wonderland cake. Throw in glittery snowflakes supported by icy pillars on each tier. Finish the look by covering the sides with white buttercream.
A Christmas wedding will be even more gorgeous because of the holiday cheer. Brides getting married at this time will experience the magical feel. To bring the wedding dreams to life, see Christmas wedding ideas for both ceremony and reception. They are budget-friendly and very easy to DIY.